Lighting manufacturer purchases two KDF 654ix sputtering systems

Date Announced: 06 Dec 2006

LEADING LIGHTING MANUFACTURER PURCHASES KDF’S 654ix SPUTTERING SYSTEM FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGH BRIGHTNESS LEDS

Double Order Extends KDF’s Relationship with HB LED Lighting Company

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Dec. 6, 2006) —KDF today announced that one of the world’s foremost lighting manufacturers has purchased two of its 654ix systems for use in the production of High Brightness (HB) LED lights. The tools will be shipped to Southeast Asia and are scheduled to be installed during the first two quarters of 2007.

The 654ix features dual load lock, in-line, side-sputtering batch capabilities as well as the newest KDF cathode designs to improve uniformity across the entire pallet. Additionally, the x Series cathodes are available in both Planar and Inset forms. The customer will use the 654ix systems for the production of lighting requiring HB LED applications including interior and exterior automotive, street and domestic lighting. The enhanced lights offer consumers an extended life span along with increased energy efficiency when compared with more traditional forms of lighting. KDF’s customer currently uses the 643 systems in other modes of manufacturing.

“The sale of our 654ix tools further solidifies KDF’s ongoing relationship with this customer,” said Todd Plaisted, director of sales and marketing, KDF. “Our tools were chosen because of their advanced qualifications, reliability and customization potential. HB LED lighting and soon, ultra-high brightness (UHB) LED, are the most advanced energy-saving lighting technologies available. KDF is pleased to partner with innovative companies that offer such state-of-the-art technologies to the end user.”

The 600 Series systems are used mainly during production of sensitive applications needing target material that generates unusually high particulate contamination. The tools are configured with an optional high vacuum load lock along with three or four target positions.


ABOUT KDF
KDF Electronic & Vacuum Services, Inc., produces batch in-line sputtering tools in a wide variety of R&D and production formats for the mainstream silicon, emerging materials and flat-panel display markets. KDF systems are used in the production of semiconductors, photomasks, telecommunications networks, wireless circuits, gallium arsenide (GaAs), high density interconnect, sensors, optoelectronics, flat panel display and radio frequency power devices. KDF is located in Rockleigh, New Jersey, and has representatives in Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Korea.

Contact
COMPANY CONTACTS: Todd Plaisted Director of Sales and Marketing Tel: (201) 784-5005 todd@kdf.com AGENCY CONTACTS: Jamie Ensey Loomis Group Tel: (617) 638-0022 enseyj@loomisgroup.com

E-mail:enseyj@loomisgroup.com

Web Site:http://www.kdf.com

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